Rather than send a bunch of emails and post random things in random places, I have created a Nonprofit Coronavirus Resources hub that I can easily update. There is a TON of information flowing around out there and I want to keep it all in one place.
Need ideas, inspiration, and examples of how nonprofits are communicating right now? I created a Google Drive updated with examples and screen shots of nonprofits sending appeals, thank yous, and social media updates during this time.
Full list of free nonprofit webinars & live discussions
Social Media Updates and Ideas for Posts
Harvard Business Review: How Nonprofit Leaders Can Keep Their Organizations Afloat (by Joan Garry)
Forbes Magazine: Nonprofits Carrying ‘Powerful Antidote’ To Pandemic Fears, But Need Support (Interview with Joan Garry)
Work From Home
Tech and Tools
CauseVid is providing nonprofits with a free version of their cloud-based video email platform, at www.causevid.com/send.
Community and event managers talk about resources, tools and apps when you need to move engagement online.
The Coronavirus Tech Handbook is an exhaustive aggregation of almost anything tech related to help manage communications, misinformation, work and more.
From Teachable: “We are pleased to offer our platform free of charge to those governmental and healthcare organizations working to keep people safe, and to educational institutions who are navigating remote ongoing education due to building closures. We know that some institutions are currently faced with the challenge of moving their offline services online, and providing remote support to people and organizations that are dealing with the Coronavirus. We want to make sure we do our part to support those efforts, and for that reason, we are pleased to offer our platform free of charge. To learn if Teachable is right for you, click here. If you are curious to know if your organization is eligible, simply fill out this form.”
Attention Webmasters: For those of you who host your website on WordPress, there’s a great free plugin called “WP Notification Bars”. It’s an easy way to put a notification on the top of the page. See an example at http://nepa211.org.
From The Communications Network: “We’ve started a Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit — an Open Google Doc to share and crowdsource best practices, resources, and examples of effective crisis comms covering many the tasks you’re attending to. It willl be better with your help and contributions. Please use it, share it, add to it and help us make it clearer and better — in the spirit of being helpful, it is open source and available to anyone — not just Network Members.”
Ideas for Funders
COVID19: What Philanthropy Can Do by Kathleen Kelly Janus, Senior Advisor on Social Innovation to Governor Gavin Newsom
A concise twitter thread on public messaging that links collective care for communities and personal health.
12 museums from around the world that offer virtual tours
Text “send me…..” to 57251 and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will respond with an artwork from their collection. For example “Send Me Waves.”
Cincinnati Zoo will go live in every day at 3pm ET with an animal feature
A curated and crowdsourced list of ideas to help entertain and educate our families and ourselves
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